Brendan Rodgers has Ange Postecoglou problem at Celtic

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Celtic continue to stumble. Their latest setback was a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen, who did not even have a long-term manager in place. Even more worryingly, this result was not exactly a surprise to the supporters. Many would have seen this coming after what was a disappointing January transfer window for the Hoops. One which lacked any kind of ambition.

To be fair, Nicolas Kuhn and Adam Idah did make a positive impact against Aberdeen. But it just was not enough. That has been the story of Celtic this season.

Now, it is up to Brendan Rodgers to somehow salvage something out of this season. He has not gotten the backing he needed. But if things go wrong and the club fail to win the league, which feels likely based on recent performances and results, many fingers will be quick to point towards the Northern Irishman.

The problem is, this is a team full of winners. But a squad that was assembled to play a completely different style of football than the one Rodgers has them playing right now.

Brendan Rodgers has Ange Postecoglou problem at Celtic

Kyogo looks like a shadow of himself. Alistair Johnston has gone from one of Celtic's most consistent players to one who should not be starting. Reo Hatate has struggled with injuries, but when he has been on the pitch, he has not looked close to the player he was under the management of Ange Postecoglou. The same can be said about Greg Taylor and Daizen Maeda. They did not become bad players overnight.

That is the biggest problem Rodgers is staring at right now. This squad was mostly assembled by Postecoglou. To play his style of football. And they are struggling to make the adjustment from the fast-paced Angeball to the slow and methodical football that the Northern Irishman wants them to play.

Rodgers has the squad that he has. Now, it is the manager's job to get the best out of them. He needs to change his system before it is too late.